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 for bunko
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bunko \Bun"ko\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bunkoed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Bunkoing.]
     To swindle by a bunko game or scheme; to cheat or victimize
     in any similar way, as by a confidence game, passing a bad
     check, etc.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Bunko steerer, a person employed as a decoy in bunko.
        [Slang, U.S.]
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bunko \Bun"ko\, n. [Sf. Sp. banco bank, banca a sort of game at
     cards. Cf. Bank (in the commercial sense).]
     A kind of swindling game or scheme, originally by means of
     cards or by a sham lottery, but now used for any swindling
     tactic. [Written also bunco.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bunco \Bun"co\, n.
     see bunko. [Written also bunko.]
     [PJC] Buncombe

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bunko
      n 1: a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a
           person to buy worthless property [syn: bunco, bunco
           game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick,
           confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting,
           flimflam]

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